In this chapter we explain the physics of the motion of charged bodies - especially the
formula of the Lorentz-force. To demonstrate how the force
takes effect, we consider the behavior of an electron flying through
a magnetic field. Absolute beginners should start with this part.
The general description of the motion of an electron in a magnetic field constructed in Chap.1 is
our starting point for Chap.2. To get a deeper understanding
we intend to solve the equation of motion as well as give concrete
examples for movements.
This part deals with the developing of the physics a
starship driven by photon pressure. To simplify the situation we assume
that the technique of the accelerating system (laser, Fresnel
zone lens, ...) compensate effects like the Doppler-effect, so
the beam power received (and reflected) from the starship stays at constant levels.
Then we intend to use our results to find a complete route for our
starship: the ship starts at our solar system for a 23-year long
journey to Epsilon Eridani.
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